Kyrsten Sinema
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Kyrsten Sinema

Democrat

United States Senator

Arizona

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
317 B&C Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC. 20002
Tucson District Office
20 East Ochoa St
Tucson, AZ. 85701
Phoenix District Office
3333 East Camelback Road, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ. 85016
Washington
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC. 20510
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Kyrsten Sinema

United States Senator
Summary
Issues
Experience
Funding
45
Years of Age
17
Years of Experience
AZResidence (state)

Kyrsten Lea Sinema (born July 12, 1976) is an American politician, former social worker, and lawyer serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona. A Democrat from Arizona, she served three terms as a state representative for the 15th legislative district from 2005 to 2011, one term as the state senator for the 15th legislative district from 2011 to 2012, and three terms as the United States Representative for the 9th district from 2013 to 2019. Sinema began her political career in the Arizona Green Party and rose to prominence for her progressive advocacy, supporting causes such as LGBT rights and opposing the war on terror. She left the Green Party to join the Arizona Democratic Party in 2004 and was elected to a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2012. After her election, she joined the New Democrat Coalition, the Blue Dog Coalition and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, amassing one of the most conservative voting records in the Democratic caucus. She won the 2018 Senate election to replace the retiring Jeff Flake, defeating Republican nominee Martha McSally. Sinema is the first openly bisexual and the second openly LGBT woman (after Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin) to be elected to the House of Representatives and to the Senate in 2012 and 2018, respectively. She also was the first woman elected to the Senate from Arizona.Sinema is considered a moderate Democrat and was identified as the 47th most conservative member of the Senate in a 2019 analysis by the nonpartisan organization GovTrack.us. During Donald Trump's presidential term she voted in agreement with him 50.4% of the time, the third-highest of any Democratic senator.

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Experience

Education

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School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University
PhD
2009 - 2012
Arizona State University
JD
2002 - 2004
Arizona State University
MSW Social Work
1997 - 1999
Brigham Young University
BA
1995

Past Positions

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Senator
United States Senate, Arizona
2019 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Arizona
2012 - 2019
Senator
Arizona State Senate
2010 - 2012
Representative
Arizona State House of Representatives
2004 - 2010
Faculty
Center for Progressive Leadership
2006 - Current
Attorney
2005 - Current
Adjunct Professor
Arizona State University School of Social Work
2002 - Current
Social Worker
Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix
1995 - 2002
Director
Family Resource Center, Shaw Butte Elementary School
Former Social Worker
Sunnyslope Community

Other Experience

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Member
Blue Dog Coalition
Current
Member
New Democrat Coalition
Current
Member
White House Health Reform Task Force
2009
Chair
Protect Arizona's Freedom
2008
Board Member
Arizona Center for Progressive Leadership
2006 - Current
Member
Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women
2006 - Current
Board Member
National, Progressive Democrats of America
2005 - Current
Board Member
Girls for a Change
2005 - Current
Board President
Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees
2005 - Current
Chair
Arizona Together
2005 - Current
Member
Precinct Committee, Arizona Democratic Party
2005 - Current
Board Member
Arizona Death Penalty Forum
2003 - Current
Member
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Maricopa County
Member
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Member
Basic Needs Coalition
Member
Arizona Women's Political Caucus
Member
Arizona Human Rights Fund
Member
Arizona Civil Liberties Union
Member
Arizona Advocacy Network
Member
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
Arizona Education Association
Member
League of Women Voters
Member
National Association of Social Workers
Member
Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition
Member
Young Elected Officials' Network
Member
Common Cause
Member
National Organization of Women
Member
Planned Parenthood
Member
Sierra Club
Co-Chair
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Current
Co-Founder
United Solutions Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth
Current
Member
Congressional Inventions Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Interstate 11 Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Dutch Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Diversifying Technology Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease
Current
Member
Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Algae Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Current
Member
House General Aviation Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional STEAM Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Current
Member
Veterinary Medicine Caucus
Current
Member
House Quiet Skies Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional United Service Organization (USO)
Current
Member
Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Social Work Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Soccer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Rodeo Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Payments Technology Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Nursing Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Military Families Caucus
Current
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senate
Former Member
Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Services, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, United States Senate

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$22,197,141
Total Raised
$24,289,249
Total Spent
$171,527
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics